Dr Alaika Kassim
                                 
Dr Kassim has recently completed her PhD in Agricultural Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 2016. Her focus area was on postharvest technology with her thesis entitled “Development of a Small-Scale In-Field Integrated Postharvest Citrus Treatment Unit”.

Dr Kassim was appointed as the first female lecturer in Bioresources Engineering at UKZN in February 2017. She is now focussed on expanding her research to renewable energy.

Dr Kassim is currently the Chairperson of the South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE) – KZN branch.
     
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 Position:   Lecturer 
 Qualification:  
BSc Agricultural Engineering – University of KwaZulu-Natal
MSc Agricultural Engineering – University of KwaZulu-Natal
PhD Agricultural Engineering – University of KwaZulu-Nata
     
 Discipline:   Bioresources (Agricultural) Engineering 
 Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
 Telephone:   +27 (0)33 260 5703 
                                                   Email:                            kassima@ukzn.ac.za 
Recent Publications:  
Kassim, A, Workneh, TS and Bezuidenhout, CN. 2013. A Review on Postharvest Handling of Avocado Fruit. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8(21):2385:2402.

Kassim, A, Workneh, TS, Laing, MD and Basdew, IH. 2016. The effects of different pre-packaging treatments on the quality of kumquat fruit. Journal of Food 14(4):639-648.

Kassim, A, Workneh, TS, Laing, MD and Basdew, IH. 2016. Development and evaluation of a small-scale in-field integrated postharvest citrus treatment unit – Part 1. International Journal of Food Engineering.